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Shelby, On the Market, 1604 North Boulevard, June 2012, Front
The North Boulevard home retains its original 1925 facade, a serene edifice with curb appeal. Photo by Rob Muir
Shelby, On the Market, 1604 North Boulevard, June 2012, Pool
The addition to the back of the house is a surprise with its meandering pool lined in Roman-style statuary. Photo by Rob Muir
Shelby, On the Market, 1604 North Boulevard, June 2012, Spa
The "Vatican tub" in the spa is an exact replica of one on display in the Vatican Museums. Antique stained glass windows and trompe l'oeil painting provide unmatched opulence. Photo by Rob Muir
Shelby, On the Market, 1604 North Boulevard, June 2012, Studio
The performance hall seats 90 and is outfitted with theatrical lighting and surround sound. Photo by Rob Muir
Shelby, On the Market, 1604 North Boulevard, June 2012, Side Entrance
The side entrance to the garden looks to be straight from Italy. Photo by Rob Muir
Shelby, On the Market, 1604 North Boulevard, June 2012, Florentine Room
Elaborate ceiling and wall murals belie the Florentine Room's pracitcal use as an entertainment center.  Photo by Rob Muir
Shelby, On the Market, 1604 North Boulevard, June 2012, Loggia
The second-floor loggia, complete with a vast summer kitchen, overlooks the interior courtyard. Photo by Rob Muir
Shelby, On the Market, 1604 North Boulevard, June 2012, Living
The traditional living room appears almost quaint in light of the opulent additions.  Photo by Rob Muir
Shelby, On the Market, 1604 North Boulevard, June 2012, Kitchen
The up-dated chef's kitchen is ample enough for large-scale entertaining. Photo by Rob Muir
Shelby, On the Market, 1604 North Boulevard, June 2012, Front Doors
Front Doors Photo by Rob Muir
Shelby, On the Market, 1604 North Boulevard, June 2012, Dining
The traditional dining room remains much as it was when the house was built in 1925. Photo by Rob Muir
Shelby, On the Market, 1604 North Boulevard, June 2012, Breakfast
The breakfast room addition was designed after a 17th century wine cellar, the ceiling inspired by an Austrian church painting dating to 1790. Photo by Rob Muir
Shelby, On the Market, 1604 North Boulevard, June 2012, Front Closeup
A close-up of the front entry belies the elaborate interiors. Photo by Rob Muir
Shelby, On the Market, 1604 North Boulevard, June 2012, Pool
One more look at the Tuscan villa interior courtyard. Photo by Rob Muir